ditch,

the poetry that matters

Mark Truscott

Mark Truscott’s first book, Said Like Reeds or Things, was published in 2004 by Coach House Books. He is at work on his second, tentatively entitled Nature, of which the poems appearing here are part. He curates the Test Reading Series in Toronto. He lives with his wife, Lisa Heggum, and son, Sam.

 From “Nature”

 

 

 

on and on toward and on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so

forth

 

four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ontic tones

shone strong

common diamond

chronos drones

gonged on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

what if

the words

were to

be set

off kilter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From “Essays on Nature”

 

 

in the

                interstice

                that this

                can’t enter

                a deictic

                room tone

                hums

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

these words

 

                stay these

 

                solid lines


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